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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Kjell's Work in Process

 Good morning,

Kjell sent me an image of the birds he is working on in his shop.  He has completed most of the painting and has to apply several coats of finish and let it dry between each one.

Eventually, they will be available in the shop.  

Come see all the other beautiful things Kjell has made!

What are you making, baking, growing this week?

I love hearing from you and reading your blogs.  What a talented group of people we have here in the blog-o-sphere.  Some of your blogs are set so that I am unable to leave comments (I know about all that spam), but I want you to know I do enjoy reading them.

All the very best,


Saturday, March 25, 2023

Lone Blossom

 Good morning,

My blossom of the day is this pink beauty that is blooming in the middle of the lawn in the back yard.  It is the last of its kind (originally, there were more than 50) in this area of the yard and has returned to please us with it's gorgeous color and aroma for more than 30 years.

It is so much fun to go outside and see what is newly blooming each day.

Happy Spring!


Friday, March 24, 2023

Break Time

 Good morning,

While moving some storage boxes, the moving team took a break.

Pictured are the mover (top right) and the mover supervisor.

They are such hard workers!



Thursday, March 23, 2023

Lamb Leg Prepared in Air Fryer

Good morning,

A few months ago I received an air fryer as a birthday gift.  I've used it many, many times to prepare chicken and potatoes, but this was the first attempt at a lamb leg.

Kjell did the research for how long and at what temperature, prepared the meat with garlic and other spices, then we took the plunge to see if we could get something we liked.

Wow, it was good!  The lamb leg was wonderful and we'll surely do this again.

If you haven't gotten an air fryer yet, put it on your list for Santa!  Or, perhaps the Easter Bunny?



Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Two Ladies Sun Bathing

 Good morning,

Although still chilly, it was a beautifully sunny day here yesterday.

Kjell took this image of the girls sunbathing and wrote "Soon there will be three."  Yes, I'm sure our new baby Miss Lily will enjoy being out there with them, too.  We are looking forward to bringing her home on April 19.

All the best,


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Fresh Bread

 Good morning,

The house was filled with the aroma of fresh bread yesterday afternoon.  

It's still cold outside so the fireplace was crackling and it was a perfect day for bread baking.

Spring!  Where is Spring!



Monday, March 20, 2023

Meet Lily!


Good morning,

Meet Lily!    Catherine and I visited our friend and favorite Labrador Retriever breeder (Alicia Miller, Millstone Labradors) yesterday to meet our newest "baby" in person for the first time.  It seems Lily approves of Catherine with lots of kisses and of course, we certainly love Lily already! 

Lily will come home to us on April 19. I guarantee there will be plenty more pictures of this little beauty with her older siblings Elsa, Wendy, and Erik.

We are so excited!